Daniel and Brennan are together again with Redskins

Missouri's Chase Daniel was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy after the Tigers' 2007 season.

The former Missouri quarterback is enjoying the company of a good friend as he chases reps with Washington.

Cardinals' La Russa squawks over tweets

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is suing the social-networking site Twitter, claiming an unauthorized page used his name to make "derogatory and demeaning" comments.

Not much to show from GetAbout funds that benefits bicyclists, walkers

There's a nice new sign at the entrance of the MKT Trail, for instance, but how does that increase safety pedestrians and bicyclists?

Columbia officials seek substantial sum of stimulus money

Columbia has applied for $126 million in stimulus money and has so far received $18.7 million. Assistant City Manager Paula Hertwig Hopkins said the city is in a good position to claim a substantial amount of available funds.

Columbia city manager focuses on sustaining existing programs

City Manager Bill Watkins said the city is not in a comfortable financial position and that the next fiscal year will bring challenges not seen for two decades.

Columbia Chamber of Commerce selects annual outstanding citizen

For its annual Outstanding Citizen Award, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce chose Lynda Baumgartner, a local volunteer and leader who has served the community for more than 30 years.

Columbia, Boone County propose sales tax to offset costs of technical education

A task force designed to look at adult technical education in Columbia and Boone County is seeking money. A study group will determine the amount of a proposed sales tax, which would need voter approval, to help offset the cost of adult education programs.

Anxiety issues becoming a major league problem

St. Louis shortstop Khalil Greene is one of several baseball players dealing with stress-related issues.

Art in the Park set to feature dozens of artists

More than 100 artists are scheduled to display their works during what should be a warm and dry weekend.

UPDATE: Clemons' parents ask Missouri governor to cancel execution

Reginald Clemons' parents personally delivered a letter Thursday to Gov. Jay Nixon's office pleading for the cancellation of the June 17 execution of their son, who was sentenced to death for the 1991 murders of two young adults. Nixon, who was traveling to promote his signing of an economic development bill, said he would carefully consider a clemency request regarding the matter.

Former Missouri governor expecting second child

Former Gov. Matt Blunt and his wife, Melanie Blunt, are expecting a child in January 2010.

Donkey basketball fundraiser planned to support literacy

Destiny of H.O.P.E., a Columbia not-for-profit group, will use hoops and donkeys to raise money to help improve literacy rates among low-income youth.

Shepard neighborhood to hold annual garage sale

An estimated 25 households will have garage sales from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Shepard Boulevard neighborhood located off Old 63.

Preliminary hearing held for suspected shooter in February murder

The 17-year-old suspected of pulling the trigger in the February shooting death of Ronald Cornell “Corey” Brown had his hearing continued Thursday to allow the state time to collect lab results.

Today's Question: Should Columbia officials focus more on promoting economic development?

Many people are worried about the possibility of losing their jobs, and there is still a hiring freeze in place at MU, which is among Columbia’s primary economic engines.

MU Horn Choir to play at international symposium

Fifteen French-horn players make up MU's choir. Because the French horn has a four-octave range, a group of just horns can cover all the parts of an ensemble piece.

New Columbia nightclub owners to hold charity event

An event Friday at a downtown nightclub will raise money for three charities, and one of its owners hopes to give the club's image a makeover.



An explanation of the stimulus process

A guide to understanding stimulus spending in Columbia.

Actor David Carradine found dead in Bangkok hotel

A news report citing Thai authorities said a preliminary investigation found that David Carradine apparently hanged himself and that no sign of an assault was found. 

St. Louis Cardinals manager La Russa sues Twitter

Tony La Russa claims the unauthorized page damaged his reputation and caused emotional distress. The page includes distasteful references to two Cardinal pitchers who have died in recent years.